Parcul Nicolae Romanescu, Craiova

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Nicolae Romanescu Park is a park in Craiova, Romania. It was designed by the French architect Édouard Redont and constructed between 1901 and 1903. It is considered the largest natural park in eastern Europe. It has an area of around 23acre and the area of the lake within the park is about 10acre.
This park has a few interesting features: The Suspended Bridge – a suspended bridge built in 1901–1902. This is very old. The Charmed Castle – a castle on one of the hills, near the bridge The Hippodrome of Craiova – was inaugurated in 1903, was used for trotting and galloping horse races and is now used for athletics competitions. The lake – a lake with a fountain in the middle of the park. The lake can be seen wild ducks. The surface covered by water in the park is over 4 ha. Glorieta - is on a hill at the entrance to the park behind the bust of Nicolae P. Romanescu. The zoo - It is one of the oldest zoological gardens in Romania. It hosts a lot of the exotic animals such as the jaguar, the tiger, the lion, the African ostrich, the Emu, the bear, the wolf, the capuchin monkey, the rabbit, the deer, the goat and llama. You can also see birds such as white stork, Asian peacock, pheasant, guinea fowl and much more. It is close to the lake. It is the third most big park in Europe. The total area of the park is 94 ha.
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  • Absolutely beautiful! Haven’t seen it for nearly 2 years! It has so many things to offer! The suspension bridge,the lake,the swans! It has it all! I kindly recommend it!  more »
  • + It is a natural park, very clean, and very well maintained. with old trees and many flowers on the island.. It also has a beautiful lake with nice views from all around., and an old bridge. You...  more »
  • Top park to visit with your family in Craiova. It has a zoo too, we renovated. Restaurants with Romanian specialties. Very relaxing and it is the second biggest park in Europe according to size. Extraordinary old trees. Top :))
  • One of the most beautiful natural parks in Romania, and maybe in Europe, too. A must see if you are visiting Craiova. Quick tip: check out the outer alleys, too, for a more quiet and longer walk. And a daily destination for some families with children in Craiova.

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